Annual Davies Lecture

Annual Davies Lecture

Annual Davies Lecture

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Conference Room D

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Annual Davies Lecture celebrates the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes College of Arts and Sciences faculty who have gone above and beyond as teachers and mentors. This year, Iris Engstrand, PhD, a professor of history at the University of San Diego and former recipient of the Davies Award, will address teaching in the humanities. The Davies Award was established by Darlene Davies in memory of her husband, Lowell Davies.

Engstrand is the author of 21 books and numerous book chapters and articles on Spain, California, and the West. Her books include the award-winning San Diego: California’s Cornerstone; Spanish Scientists in the New World: The Eighteenth Century Expeditions; and William Wolfskill: Frontier Trapper to California Ranchero. Engstrand’s academic honors include USD’s distinguished University Professorship; the Davies Award for Faculty Achievement; Awards of Merit from the San Diego, Southern California, and California Historical Societies, Western History Association, and Orange Coast College; fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, American Philosophical Society and Huntington Library; and the California Design Award in Historic Preservation. She is a trustee of the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum, past president of the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch and of the Western History Association. She also serves as co-editor of the Journal of San Diego History and has appeared on the History Channel and local TV programs featuring San Diego History.

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